REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION OF THE TSHWANE AGRO-PROCESSING HUB O.B.O TEDA
ISSUE: 22 SEPTEMBER 2017
Summary of project
The Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) has identified a potential opportunity to establish an agro-processing hub within the confines of the City of Tshwane (CoT). The proposed facility will focus on the processing of agricultural output from the CoT and surrounding areas to produce food and beverage related products. It is anticipated that the envisaged hub will capitalise on the large tracts of available farm land in the City, and the Tshwane Fresh Produce Market, to create a facility that will lead to significant job creation and economic development within CoT.
The provision of this operating space (hub) will focus on a combination of mass food processing and niche food processing opportunities. Nine (9) food processing opportunities were identified i.e. powdering, mixing and packaging, drying, canning, Pastes, Juicing, Bottling, Dairy, Jam and Chutney.
A pre-feasibility study and business plans for every opportunity was conducted and completed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The location for the proposed Tshwane Agro-processing Hub, is in Region 5 Rayton, within the jurisdiction of CoT, in portion 137 of the Farm Elandshoek 337-JR, measuring approximately 8.6 ha in extent. The proposed site for the facilities is on virgin land that slopes gently, thus providing natural drainage. The site is in close proximity to built-up spaces, therefore site services are in close proximity thereof.
Geographically the project site is situated approximately 3 km from the centre of Rayon Township and 55 km east of the Pretoria Central Business District. Rayton provides easy access to the N4 National road within 4km and provides linkages with the Bapsfontein-R21 movement system. Administratively the subject property falls within the jurisdiction of CoT Metropolitan Municipality.
Strategic goals of the project
The Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) has been established to stimulate economic growth and development in the City of Tshwane. The agricultural sector is one of the tradable sectors in the City of Tshwane with huge potential for employment creation, growth and development. The agricultural economic activity that exists in the City contributes towards both the local and national economy, however with large tracts of arable farm lands, the City is not producing nearly enough primary products. It is on this premise that the agro-processing hub will be poised to provide access to market in the medium to long term for small holder farmers.
The beneficiation of agricultural products is one of the strategic goals of the City of Tshwane and will be supported with the provision of municipal services. By and large, it is expected that the private sector will utilise its industry expertise and network and to solicit market share. There are also various incentives accessible from the Department of Trade and Industry in favour of stimulating this sector and agro-processing in particular.
The Preferred Bidder will be required to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an Agro-processing Hub facility to include inter alia the following:
- Factory Buildings/Warehouses
- Internal roads, water and sewer reticulations
- Electronic installations
- Environmental Works
- Waste management
- Mechanical Installations
- Production Equipment
- Non Processing Equipment
- Quality Management Equipment
The Preferred Bidder is expected to include, inter alia, a team comprising the following:
- Funding Source
- Professional Financial Team
- Professional Design Team for all engineering discipline
- Experienced Construction Team
The site is currently zoned undetermined. A rezoning application has been lodged and it is expected that this process will be concluded in time for implementation of the project. The site will be rezoned for industrial and commercial usage.
For all the information, please find the official documentation here:
Closing date: 24/11/2017
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